While I have lead school project teams and as a councilor at various camps, creating Goat Topia has been a next level up in leadership. It is one thing to have a plan and follow it, it is another when almost every step presents a new challenge. Not only were we dealing with the elements, like thunderstorms, we were learning that animal behaviors would require modification to the plan.
Leading a team is not about being a boss. It is about execution, and keeping the project moving forward. I listened to my parents, I listened to my sister and peers, and I listened to family friend helpers. One by one, we continued to work together and improve on what we were building, and how we were building it.
And, of course, the goats continued to investigate and help us understand more about what they would enjoy.